Not the Same
Skin color, gender, age and sexual orientation. Everyone personifies all of these traits all of the time. We want to be recognized for who we are. Because we are different. Equal is not the same as Fair. Want is not the same as Need. Not the same. Not the same. Not the same. Not the same.
Love Him Enough
Had I known he was calling out for us as he succumbed to lung cancer, I would have done nothing different. My father died in pain and alone, unbeknownst to his offspring. Divorce and fear kept us apart in every way. I never had a chance to love him enough to miss him.
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